l u c a s  g e r i n ⁄f e l i x  n a g l ⁄t h i l o  r u c k


music: Philipp Krebs & Felix Stachelhaus
played by Pony Says

 director: Elli Neubert
dramturge: Saskia Kruse Kamera
camera & cutter: Ruxin Liu

Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg
2021 (digital)

Zhanna Gladko - Pony Says
collaboration within
Echoes - Voices from Belarus
@ Eclat-Festival 2021 (digital)

Video: Zhanna Gladko 
Music: Pony Says

Echoes - Voices from Belarus are short artistic statements on the current situation in Belarus. They are created by Belarusian artists and activists in collaboration with music artists from numerous countries and are intended to give the Belarusian drama a continuously growing international echo over the course of the next months.for more background-information go to Echoes - Voices from Belarus

Simon Steen-Andersen - Rerendered
@ “Kontakte”
Musik der Jahrhunderte,
Theaterhaus Stuttgart (06/14/19)

"Rerendered is to be performed by a pianist and two assistants. The piece, with its quite peculiar sound world, is created inside a grand piano with microphones extremely close: a feature very typical of Simon Steen-Andersen as a composer. The range of sounds has to span two things: the quite ordinary notes from the black and white keys and all the noises you can produce by playing inside the piano or by preparing the strings. Not, that is, as different layers or as notes with noise effects, but as two integrated materials in balance: a kind of super-instrument, if you like. The powerful amplification has the effect of a microscope on the faint noises, and this produces an intense but delicate situation where the pianist must constantly hold back and struggle to keep the dynamics down. In this way Rerendered unfolds as a whole array of sounds and sound-impressions that move from timbre to timbre integrated with an otherwise very intense piano part.
Two other aspects of Rerendered are important, but are primarily experienced with the eyes, ‘live’. One is that a series of sounds in the last part are so-called ‘anti- actions’ or ‘anti-sounds’; this means, for example, sounds that come from lifting the fingers from the instrument in contrast to striking it with them. The other distinctive thing is that the piece is an attempt to write a kind of social or collective music where the individual sounds only ‘become something’ because several musicians are working together to create them. In fact it is an attempt to take chamber music a step further: from a situation where musicians play alongside one another ‘in a chamber’ to one where they play together. Literally."

source: Edition·S

Pony Says was invited by
Netzwerk Neue Musik Baden-Württemberg
to do a workshop on chamber music pieces with extended Set-ups with the young musicians of the Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik Baden-Württemberg.

composer in residence: Julian Siffert

pieces by Yiran Zhao, Simon Steen-Andersen, Louis Andriessen, Simon Løffler, Julian Siffert and Adrian Nagel.

Improvisation “T8 - kaltweiß”
Thilo Ruck - Guitar
Lucas Gerin - Snare
Felix Nagl - Laptop